Wireless transformer monitoring

Kaplan, S, Nicholls, F, de Jager, G and Wilkinson, R 2011, 'Wireless transformer monitoring', in Proceedings of the 20th South African Universities' Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC) 2011, Cape Town, South Africa, 13-15 July 2011, pp. 224-227.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Wireless transformer monitoring
Author(s) Kaplan, S
Nicholls, F
de Jager, G
Wilkinson, R
Year 2011
Conference name SAUPEC 2011
Conference location Cape Town, South Africa
Conference dates 13-15 July 2011
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 20th South African Universities' Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC) 2011
Publisher University of Cape Town
Place of publication Cape Town, South Africa
Start page 224
End page 227
Total pages 4
Abstract This paper presents continued work on the development of a wireless condition monitoring system for power transformers. Timing between nodes is important for data comparison. Some prominent time synchronisation protocols for sensor networks and the factors affecting timing in wireless data transmission are shown. Time synchronisation using FTSP and reliable data collection have been added to a redesign of a previously developed sensor network for vibration monitoring. The system is evaluated and has been deployed on an isolation transformer.
Subjects Circuits and Systems
Signal Processing
Engineering Instrumentation
Keyword(s) transformer monitoring
vibration sensing
wireless sensor network
time synchronisation
Copyright notice © 2011 University of Cape Town
ISBN 9780799224801
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